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Brenda Gael Smith

About my artwork

I create textile paintings and sketches made from a rich palette of my hand-dyed fabrics complemented by extensive, textural stitching demonstrating the transformative power of stitch. Abstraction is a persistent and insistent force. Working improvisationally, I capture the essence of my subjects to impart a sense of wonder of the natural world and a strong affinity to place.

Daily walks are a creative habit integral to my studio practice whether I am home or travelling. By closely observing my surroundings, and taking hundreds of photos, I have a bountiful inspiration bank that informs my work. I also embrace the serendipity factor. From the dye pot, to the design wall, to the sewing machine, I am always open to the possibility of a glorious accident.

On Exhibition

Learn with Brenda!

Join Brenda for live, interactive workshops optimised for Zoom:

  • Logs & Ladders: 5-8am Thursday 22 September NEW!
  • Logs & Ladders: 6-9pm Saturday 24 September NEW!
  • Geometricks: Mancuso Virtual Schoolhouse 4pm – 7pm Friday 4 November EST (USA)
  • Line Dancing: Mancuso Virtual Schoolhouse 4pm – 7pm Saturday 5 November EST (USA)